Formerly Center to Protect Patient Rights. The Center to Protect Patient Rights served largely as a way station for piles of cash that Noble forwarded to other nonprofit groups that ran political ads, mounted direct mail campaigns and conducted robo-calls in an unprecedented effort to help Republicans win seats in Congress.
The CPPR took in $13.7 million in contributions in 2009, even as its tax returns say it engaged in no fundraising. The following year, after the Supreme Court’s ruling, contributions almost quintupled to $61.8 million.
In the two years for which records are available, 2009 and 2010, Noble and the CPPR, whose address is a post-office box 10 miles from Noble’s Arizona home, funneled $55.4 million to other nonprofit political organizations, including some of the biggest-spending independent groups of the 2010 election.more » « less